From pottery to iron forging to banjo making, the craftsman and artist of the Blue Ridge Mountain are highly regarded and there work is highly sought after.
Most of the fun of finding them in their workshops, is learning how they make their crafts.
Buckeye Banjo’s | Greg Galbreath | Eggleston | (540) 230-0085
I strive to create the highest quality open-back banjos possible – in tone, playability, and design.
Greg started a year long apprenticeship with master banjo maker Mac Traynham. He loved the experience and came away with a beautiful banjo that he played for the next ten years. Greg never thought banjos would become his full time occupation, but after 10 years of making banjos as a hobby, he decided to follow his passion and officially started making banjos under the Buckeye Banjos name in 2006. Since then Greg has made over 150 custom banjos for musicians all over the world, and has never regretted my decision.
Stafford Art Glass | Newport | Parker Stafford |(540) 605-0034
Treat yourself to a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn the ancient art of glassblowing at Stafford Art Glass! The current class offerings are listed below and the ways to register. Come celebrate the creative spirit in a supportive environment!
Parker Stafford received his M.F.A. from the University of Southern Illinois University and has been an educator throughout his production career. Parker makes the process of glassmaking a discovery both of your own skill as well as your own innate creativity!
Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Center | Blacksburg | (540) 558-0746
Matrix Gallery | Blacksburg |(540) 951-3566
The Artful Lawyer, A Fine Gallery Inc. | Blacksburg | (540) 443-9350